X

Join or Sign In

Sign in to add and modify your software

Continue with email

By joining Download.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Grindr - Gay chat for iOS

By Nearby Buddy Finder Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Nov 28, 2017

Grindr is the go-to, location-based hookup app for gay, bi, trans, and queer men, making it easier to connect with guys in their vicinity.

Pros

Quick setup: To create a Grindr account, you'll just need to add your email, password, and birthdate. If you're nervous about providing personal information, such as a birthdate to an app developer, feel free to change the date by a few days. You'll also need to grant Grindr access to your location, so the app can show you guys who are near you. We recommend allowing notifications, so you'll be alerted when guys are interested in you.

Easy to navigate: Grindr shows you a grid of the 100 nearest guys that you can swipe down through. To see more guys, you must upgrade to a premium account, called Grindr XTRA, for $11.99 per month. There's also a Fresh Faces carousel up top that you can swipe through from left to right. Tap one user to get their age information. If they fill out a more complete profile, you'll also learn their height, weight, ethnicity, body type, sexual position, what they're looking for as far as chatting, dating, friends, or hookups; their HIV status; and when they were last tested. If you see a green dot, that means they're online now and ready for action.

Filters: Tap the mask icon on the bottom rail menu to adjust filters. Then tap "My Type" to adjust Basic Filters, such as Age, Looking For, and Tribes (Bear, Daddy, Jock, and so on.) To unlock Advanced Filters -- such as Height, Weight, and Body Type -- you need to upgrade to a premium account.

Approach-avoidance: You can tap the fire icon to alert guys that you're interested. You can also tap the message box to send a message, the star icon to favorite them, or the circle with the slash through it to block or report them. With an upgraded account, you can block or star as many profiles as you want.

Chat options: Within Chat, you can type a message, send a photo, send a meme, and share your location. A paid account also enables you to send timesaving saved phrases, such as "Nice Profile! How are you?" and as many photos as you'd like.

Cons

Annoying ads: If you don't upgrade to a premium account, then be prepared to have your experience interrupted by ads.

Mostly sex-based: While we've heard of couples meeting on Grindr, the app, which features tons of topless shots and sexual data, does seem designed for hookups. If you're looking for a partner, you might look to Tinder or Bumble.

Bottom Line

Grindr is a great, easy-to-use app for those looking to hook up. A basic account gets you enough, but a premium account gets you so much more. But if you're looking for more than a hookup, you might look elsewhere.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.22.0

May contain feature improvements and bug fixes.

General

Release January 12, 2018
Date Added January 12, 2018
Version 3.22.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 8.0 or later.

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,420
Downloads Last Week 1
Report Software

Related Apps

WhatsApp Messenger

Free
WhatsApp Messenger

Facebook

Free
Facebook

Messenger

Free
Messenger

Telegram Messenger

Free
Telegram Messenger

Developer's Description

Grindr is the world's #1 Free mobile social networking app for gay and bi guys to connect. Chat and meet sexy, attractive and interesting guys for free, or upgrade to Grindr XTRA for more features and more fun. The newly redesigned Grindr is now faster and hotter than ever: See up to 600 guys based on your location. Browse cleaner profiles with bigger photos. Chat and share private photos. Filter your search to find just the right match. Customize your profiles to better represent who you are. Star your favorite guys and block others. Report guys quicker. Send your location and make it easier to meet. Create and personalize your profile to include your Grindr tribe, relationship status, what kind of guys you're looking for, and more. Within minutes you'll be ready to chat, connect and meet. Looking for even more? Upgrade your Grindr experience to XTRA for more features, more freedom and more fun. Grindr XTRA subscription features include: No banner ads. See 6x the guys, up to 600 at once. View only guys who are online now. View only guys with a profile photo. Unlimited blocks and favorites. Access to all premium filters. Chat easily with saved phrases. Send multiple photos at once. Get Grindr XTRA with one of the following auto-renewing plans: 1 month - $11.99 USD. 3 months - $23.99 USD. 6 months - $39.99 USD. 12 months - $59.99 USD. Grindr has someone for everyone: queer, discreet, anonymous, twink, geek, daddy, leather, military, rugged, bear, otter, guy next door, college, muscle, bisexual, trans. No matter what you're looking for: relationship, friends, play, dates, love. you can find it here. So whether you're a versatile twink looking for a queer geek or a discreet leather daddy looking for a date with an otter, the perfect match is waiting for you on Grindr. What are you waiting for? Grindr XTRA Subscriptions. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period unless you change your subscription preferences in your App Store account settings. You can manage your subscriptions at any time through your App Store account settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when making a purchase of an auto-renewing subscription. Tell us what you think about Grindr by visiting. http://help. grindr.com/anonymous_requests/new. If you are experiencing any issues, you can get support and contact us through https://help. grindr.com/hc/. Terms of Service: http://www.grindr.com/terms-of-service/. Privacy Policy: http://www.grindr.com/privacy-policy/. Grindr and Grindr XTRA are for adults 18 years and older only. Photos depicting nudity or sex acts are strictly prohibited. Facebook: @Grindr. Twitter: @Grindr. Instagram: @grindr. Snapchat: 'zerofeetaway'.